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Where to Eat in Kyoto: Best Kyoto Foods to Try & The Tastiest Shops of 2022

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Other Japanese Food

Kyoto is one of Japan's most quaint and charming cities and it shows in the region's traditional food. Yuba (tofu skin) and matcha tea, for example, are a couple of the more prominent Japanese delicacies Kyoto is known for. To many visitors from overseas, this is the best place to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and the city is thus one of the most visited spots on the island nation. And you'll definitely need food fuel to fully enjoy the Japanese experience, right? So let's take a look at where you can find great-tasting cuisine in Kyoto, grouped according to the five main localities of Kyoto Station, Kiyomizudera, Gion, Karasuma/Kawaramachi, and Arashiyama. Don't forget to check out our guide to the latest and tastiest shops in Kyoto newly opened during 2022 as well. May your cravings guide you on your next Kyoto trip! Main image: KLOOK

The 60-Meter TOWER SLIDER - A Thrilling New Attraction in Tsutenkaku, Osaka

Shinsekai, Tennouji, Tsuruhashi Landmarks

The Tsutenkaku observation tower is the symbol of Osaka's iconic Shinsekai district. Right next door is the coiled snake-like TOWER SLIDER, which just opened in May 2022. The 60-meter slide runs from 22 meters above ground into a basement, and takes just 10 seconds to descend! We visited the TOWER SLIDER to discover just how thrilling it really is!

38 Best Things to Do in Kyoto: See, Eat, and Shop Your Way Through Japan's Cultural Capital

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Other Sightseeing

Kyoto is a must-visit destination when heading to the Kansai region in Japan. There are so many iconic sightseeing spots, including the Kiyomizu Temple and Arashiyama (the bamboo forest), and unique cultural experiences you can only enjoy in Kyoto! Here are 38 things you can do in Kyoto, so take a good look at this list and pick out the ones you want to do! Main image: PIXTA

Kyoto Momiji: 5 Stunning Places to See Fall Colors in Kyoto

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Parks

Autumn in Kyoto is a beautiful, vibrantly colored season thanks to the many hues of autumn foliage. Momiji is the word for the Japanese maple leaves colored red in the fall, and are a symbol for Japanese autumn. Kyoto momiji, in particular, are well known for their spectacular show, and crowds of people head to the city's many temples and shrines to catch the scenery at its best. Here we will introduce some of the best areas in Kyoto to catch the momiji, from the mainstream spots to lesser-known hidden gems.

Where You Should Stay in Gion/Higashiyama: Best Areas & Top Hotels For Visitors

Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple Hotels

Gion is one of Kyoto's most visited areas, and for a good reason. Gion is one of the oldest geisha districts in Japan; it exudes tradition, is stunningly beautiful, and is filled with streets, temples, shops, and entertainment to explore. Although a beautiful area to wander during the day, Gion really comes alive at night. Staying in Gion will let you enjoy everything this traditional district offers. Main image: PIXTA

Choice Spots

  • Arashiyama, Uzumasa
  • Gion, Kawaramachi, Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Kobe, Sannomiya, Kitano
  • Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple
  • Namba, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi
  • Nara, Ikoma, Tenri
  • Shinsekai, Tennouji, Tsuruhashi
  • Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi
  • USJ, Nanko Port
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